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Asks for resume, provide cover letter/transcript?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:41 am

I'm applying to the summer program of a firm that doesn't do interviews on any campuses, but has a formal summer program (as stated by their website). They ask that you send a resume if you want to apply. Thoughts on sending a transcript/cover letter as well?

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Re: Asks for resume, provide cover letter/transcript?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm applying to the summer program of a firm that doesn't do interviews on any campuses, but has a formal summer program (as stated by their website). They ask that you send a resume if you want to apply. Thoughts on sending a transcript/cover letter as well?


Why would you do that? They don't ask for them. If I got all 3 from you I'd be annoyed that you didn't follow directions.

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Re: Asks for resume, provide cover letter/transcript?

Postby Citizen Genet » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:32 pm

Definitely send a cover letter. It is fairly standard practice to submit a cover letter when submitting a resume. Resume drops are obviously different. The others are not necessary.

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Re: Asks for resume, provide cover letter/transcript?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:48 pm

I would certainly include a cover letter- it is kind of implied I think. I would include a transcript if it is good. You are not going to get dinged for not following directions if your transcript is good.

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Re: Asks for resume, provide cover letter/transcript?

Postby paulinaporizkova » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:08 pm

CL just adds way more opportunities to accidentally misspell something or get facts wrong

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Re: Asks for resume, provide cover letter/transcript?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:13 pm

Going to go with the minority view here and say don't include anything except what they ask you for (e.g., resume). If you want to put a short cover letter-esque statement on the e-mail that sends it over, that's fine, but a recruiter at my firm told me that extraneous materials can only hurt, not help.

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Re: Asks for resume, provide cover letter/transcript?

Postby bk1 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:16 pm

I would include a brief, cover letter-esque paragraph in the body of the email as well as resume/transcript, but that's it.

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Re: Asks for resume, provide cover letter/transcript?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:28 pm

What about when they dont ask for anything. Should I still include my resume and transcript with my not-so-hot grades?




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